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What is a District of Innovation?


The District of Innovation (DOI) concept is described in Chapter 12A of Texas House Bill 1842, passed during the 84th Legislative Session in 2014, and allows traditional school districts the opportunity to utilize flexible operation strategies similar to open­-enrollment charter schools.

The Texas Education Agency provides helpful information on the DOI process as well as a list of districts in Texas who are Districts of Innovation

Burnet CISD Innovation Plan
The first Burnet CISD Innovation Plan was reviewed by the Texas Education Agency on March 29, 2017 and adopted by the Board of Trustees on April 4, 2017. The term of the original plan was for five years, beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, and ending with the 2021-2022 school year.
On March 7, 2022, the District committee held a public meeting and voted to approve a 5-year renewal of the DOI Plan. Public comment on the renewal draft was open for 30 days, and the Board of Trustees then voted to renew the plan on April 18, 2022. Click below to view the 2022 Innovation Plan Renewal, which has a term extending to August 21, 2027.
On October 31, 2022, the District Committee voted unanimously to recommend Plan amendments to the Board of Trustees. The School Board voted on November 14, 2022, to approve the amended Plan.